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Tan Track

Linlithgow Avenue / Birdwood Avenue | Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Great Running

The first thing I learnt is it’s called the “Tan Track” because of the original colour of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mat_richardson
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Melbourne, Australia
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Joggers rub shoulders with elite athletes

The Tan is the most famous running track in Melbourne. Joggers run shoulders with Olympians and... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
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Linlithgow Avenue / Birdwood Avenue | Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing I learnt is it’s called the “Tan Track” because of the original colour of the gravel surface. This is a 3.8k circuit and for me has massively improved my running fitness. There is steepish 300m upward climb if you run in a...More

Thank mat_richardson
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The Tan is the most famous running track in Melbourne. Joggers run shoulders with Olympians and professional footballers. The Tan runs around the perimeter of the Botanic Gardens and King's Domain. The Tan is 3.8 kms from end to end (2 1/2 miles). The Tan...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you are a visitor to Melbourne and want a place to run, you can't go past The Tan. The tree lined 3.84km running track, which surrounds the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, is an iconic location. Whether it is early morning, lunch time or after...More

Thank Tim_Connors_1966
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I used this jogging track around the Royal Botanic Gardens for my morning runs when on a business trip to Melbourne. It is amazing how many other runners are up at 5h30 AM to exercise, which makes this an excellent run even for those from...More

Thank Bram G
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Melbourne's equivalent to enjoy & indulge. The tranquillity of our running track located at the botanical gardens gives our body & mind the rest & recharge it craves before, during or after a manic day. Lots of friendly faces & avid exercisers.. Love it!

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is a great running track but also good for a stroll along the Yarra River and some of the interesting sights such as the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain, Botanical gardens and others.A great asset for Melbourne.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ran here solo on Christmas Eve on a family trip to Melbourne at 6am. The track is gravel and 3.8km right around the Botanic Gardens. There are two timing towers in case you didn't bring your Garmin, and the track is really wide and clean....More

Thank stacytoby
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Passing some of Melbourne's treasures like the shrine of remembrance, Sidney Myer music bowl and the Yarra river, the tan track provides a way to move you feet and physically take in some Melbourne beauty. Only 5min tram ride from the CBD, it is the...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This is a good place for running or walking.This is locals place If you want to jog come here otherwise give it miss.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Tan is a track around the Botanic Gardens, close to central Melbourne. It's 3.8 kms (around two and a half miles) long. The Tan is a favourite with runners and walkers at any time of day, but especially in the morning. It has a...More

Thank Jeffry B
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